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'''William Shakespeare''' (;[http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/shakespeare "Shakespeare"] entry in ''Collins English Dictionary'', HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. 26 April 1564 (baptism|baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English :poet, :playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.; ; . He is often called England's List of national poets|national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including Shakespeare's collaborations|collaborations, consist of approximately Shakespeare's plays|38 plays, Shakespeare's sonnets|154 sonnets,...
Birth dateBaptised 26 April 1564 (birth date unknown)
Birth placeStratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, West Midlands (region)|West Midlands, Kingdom of England|England
Death date{{Death date and given age|1616|4|23|52|df=y}}
Death placeStratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Spouse{{marriage|Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare's wife)|Anne Hathaway|1582|1616}}
Children{{unbulleted list|Susanna Hall|Hamnet Shakespeare|Judith Quiney}}
OccupationPlaywright, poet, actor
SignatureWilliam Shakespeare Signature.svg
PeriodEnglish Renaissance, Elizabethan Era}}
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